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Summit Giving: Frisco Elementary school hosting fundraiser for local teacher

Fundraiser for Frisco teacher

Frisco Elementary School is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit FRE kindergarten teacher Teresa Owsley on Friday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Owsley family and help cover funeral expenses with the death of her daughter, as well as go toward supporting Teresa’s granddaughter. Tickets available at FRE: adults $10, children $5. If you are able to donate an item for the silent auction please contact Shannon at (970) 389-5373.

Domus Pacis Family Respite choosen as a Colfax Marathon charity partner

This is the second year that Domus Pacis Family Respite has participated in the event. Last year, more than 17,000 runners and walkers, plus friends and family members, attended. Over 40 runners, walkers and volunteers signed up on behalf of Domus Pacis last year. There are seven different races: 5k, 10 mile, half marathon, marathon, marathon relay, corporate cup relay and government cup relay. The race this year takes place on May 17. Domus Pacis is looking for more runners/walkers, volunteers for race weekend and donations for their fundraising page. To encourage our fundraisers, Michael Magliocchetti with Key to the Rockies Vacation Rentals and Real Estate has donated a two-night stay in a studio, one or two bedroom condo along with breakfast for four people in Keystone to the top fundraiser. If someone is interested in running/walking on behalf of Domus Pacis, when they register for the race they should select Domus Pacis Family Respite as the Charity Partner they are raising awareness or funds for. People who have already signed up can go back in and select Domus Pacis if they want at no additonal charge. All Domus Pacis runners will receive signature purple t-shirts as a thank you. The best way to keep updated on the event is on Facebook. For more information please contact Meredith at (970) 406-0142 or

Dialogue Over Dinner rescheduled for May 27 breakfast

FIRC’s Dialogue Over Dinner for May 13 has been rescheduled to the morning of May 27. Dialogue Over Breakfast will be Wednesday, May 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Media Center in the Summit Middle School. We will be discussing social media, cyberbullying and cyber safety. The presenter is Anna Gisetti from the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. The event is free and includes breakfast and childcare. Please RSVP with Natalia (970) 455-0228. For more information visit

P.E.O Chapter IB Scholarship applications available

The Dillon Chapter of P.E.O. is offering an academic scholarship to a woman who is in her junior or senior year of college, pursuing a post-graduate degree or enrolled in her final year of a vocational/technical program. Applicant must be a Summit County resident and/or a graduate of Summit School District. Criteria for this scholarship include a demonstration of academic achievement, financial need, commitment to goals and community involvement. To request an application, contact Patty Fry at or call (970) 390-8398. Completed applications must be received by June 1; transcripts will be required. Interviews will be conducted in June. P.E.O. provides educational opportunities for women by offering scholarships, grants, awards and loans to help women enhance their lives through learning.

Lake Dillion Firefighter competes for slot in charity calendar

Lake Dillon firefighter Andrew Segura was one of two dozen firefighters from around the state who tried out for the 2016 Colorado Firefighter Calendar at the EXDO Event Center in Denver on May 9. The Colorado Firefighter Calendar is a nonprofit organization that creates and produces Colorado’s official firefighter calendar. Firefighters from around the state spend countless hours helping to raise, educate and increase awareness for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Center and other burn centers around Colorado. Net proceeds received from the sale of calendars and special events will directly benefit the Children’s Hospital Burn Center and centers across the state. The popular beefcake style calendar will be released in August.

SOS Outreach appoints new executive director

The Board of Directors of SOS Outreach announced the appointment of Seth Ehrlich to executive director of the youth development nonprofit organization. Ehrlich has served at SOS for nearly 10 years, most recently as interim executive director while the executive committee conducted a national search for its new leader. SOS serves 5,000 youth participants every year nationally. The program has seen a 380 percent increase in youth served since 2005. During the recently completed 2014-2015 winter season, ski and snowboard participants increased to its highest number in the organization’s 20-year history. Prior to being named interim executive director in the fall of 2014, Ehrlich served as vice president of operations. Ehrlich has a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Edwards, Colorado, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.

Free food for qualifying seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program available through the Summit County Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco for seniors 60 and over. At the time of certification/sign-up you must bring: Picture identification, proof of income (no bank statements) and proof of recent address (utility bill mailed within the last 30 days). Income guidelines to qualify: one household member, $1,265; two household members, 1,705; three household members, 2,144; four household members, 2,584; five household members, 3,024; six household members, 3,464; seven household members, 3,904; eight household members, 4,344. For each additional household member add $440. For more information please call Emilie Matthaei (303) 375-5861 or toll-free: (877) 460-8504 ext. 300.

Volunteers invited to help construct new public trail

On Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), in partnership with Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT), is seeking volunteers to a design and build a public trail at the Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area in Park County. Over the two-day weekend, volunteers will help build a new loop trail that will provide recreation and science research opportunities as well as future access to this pristine location. The trail will provide new recreation opportunities in the area as well as access to conduct scientific research. While adults and youth ages 12 and up are volunteering at The Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area, young kids can partake in a spectacular (and free) educational program at BPEEC that will include environmental activities alongside a professional staff. On both Saturday and Sunday, as volunteers are shuttled from the camp site to the project location, kids will be dropped off at BPEEC along the way. At the end of the work day, kids will be picked up and spend the evening eating dinner and camping with their families. No experience is necessary to volunteer. For registered volunteers, free meals and camping will be provided. The project will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The minimum age to volunteer on this project is 12, though kids as young as 6 can participate in the environmental educational program. Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food. Register via the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado volunteer project calendar at or call (303) 715-1010.

Summer fundraising opportunity available for local nonprofits

The Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning June 16 through Aug. 25. The event will be an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged, however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. All donations and income from concessions will go to the direct benefit of your organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876.

New dates announced for rummage sale

The Summit County Seniors have announced new dates for their annual gigantic rummage sale. This is the largest sale of its kind in the county. Some space is available for items to be donated now by appointment. Call Brenda at (815) 258-5843, Angel at (309) 243-7275 or Carol at (847) 903-4521. Normal drop off times will be Tuesday and Wednesday July 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior and Community Center. Sale begins Thursday, July 30.

Rummage sale volunteers needed

Summit County Seniors are calling for volunteers for their gigantic rummage sale to be held the last week of July. If you are new to the county or a senior this is a wonderful way to make new friends. Urgent needs at this time are: Women’s Dept. (Call Charlotte at (970) 376-5153), cashiers, outside sales (ski equipment, furniture, etc.), childrens tent, parking and many others. Call (970) 668-2940 and leave your phone number.

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